This year hundreds of Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Mornings were held across London to raise money and help us support people affected by cancer, and I would like to offer a huge and heartfelt thanks to every single one of your readers who held or attended an event – your energy and generosity never cease to amaze us.
Rest assured Macmillan is doing whatever it takes to support people with cancer. We’re at the end of the phone. We’re online. Macmillan volunteers are supporting people through treatment. And our Macmillan health professionals are working tirelessly across the UK.
But we can’t do it on our own. We rely almost entirely on public donations to make a difference, which is why your support has never been so vital, and please believe us when we say every cake, every brew, every penny raised will now go on to help us to support those affected by cancer.
There are around 200,000 people living with cancer in London alone, and across the country millions of lives are turned upside down every year. In millions of different ways.
These numbers matter. But so do the people behind them. Whether it’s investing in specialist cancer nurses, support workers, advisers, or supporting local communities in London, we can only offer the support that people with cancer need thanks to the tireless fundraising efforts of our supporters.
We keep pushing every day to do whatever it takes to ensure people with cancer get the support they need to live fully, whether that’s with physical concerns, how they feel, money worries, or something different altogether. Because it’s personal for us, too.
If you’d like to support Macmillan and do something amazing today, you can visit macmillan.org.uk/getinvolved.
And please remember, if you need information, support or a chat with Macmillan you can call us free on 0808 808 0000 (seven days a week, 8am-8pm).
Thank you all so very much.
Head of Partnerships for Macmillan Cancer Support in London